DUSC's burgeoning Girls program has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past two and half years, but — more important to Technical Director Arman Osooli — it's growing in "the right way." 

Arman attributes the growth to the program's origin in a club with a perennially strong Boys program, along with other programs specifically for girls, like the Rec League and classes (headed by Program Director Adam Norse) and the strong community nature of the club itself. 

The "right way", to Arman, means adherence to DUSC's player-centric philosophy and a creative, attacking style of play. The girls have fun while they learn. The club's affiliation with MLS club New York City FC has been helpful as well; through NYCFC they are the beneficiaries of a training curriculum from Manchester City, one of England's best professional women's teams.

The traction the program is making has allowed Arman to recruit college women's coaches for his older girls' teams. Nate Rauscher is Mt. St. Vincents head coach, while Jen Leaverton and Michelle Wilson are assistant women's coaches at St. John's and LIU Brooklyn, respectively. Arman himself was previously Head Coach at Sarah Lawrence. This experience coaching at the college level means that the girls are exposed to a different level of professionalism now — and they are better prepared to play in colleges in the future.

Tryouts for DUSC Girls teams will be held during the month of May.  

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